Rich taught himself meditation at an early age. Before people recognized what meditation really was and the benefits it offers. Rich took TM in 1976 and came upon The Silva Method in 1980. He was so inspired by the class that he continued his education with advanced Silva Classes leading him to become a Silva Instructor in 1982. He taught for several years and then went off to use the Silva techniques in his professional life as a Software Developer and Systems Architect. Constantly applying the Silva techniques and learning countless additional techniques, Rich continued to study different meditation practices and philosophies. After raising a family and several successful businesses Rich has returned to teaching the Silva Method. He brings with him the expertise of the Silva Method and his experiences applying them daily in his life. With over 50 years of experience with meditation, Rich has a unique understanding and conveys this to his students.